Friday, May 18, 2018

Piddig gives ‘grants for the grads’

Piddig mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen with a Piddig graduate. (Berong Ver)

By Bernard Ver

PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte—The municipal government here, led by mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen gave “grants for the grads” in a bid to boost students’ enthusiasm to study harder.

The Piddig government sourced the funding for the project from the supplementary funding support to public basic education.

Under the program, high school valedictorian receives PHP20,000; PHP 15,000 for salutatorian; PHP10,000 for the first honorable mention; and PHP 5,000 each for second and third honorable mentions.

For elementary pupils, the class valedictorian receives PHP5,000; PHP3,000 for the salutatorian; and PHP2,000 for the first honorable mention.

Mrs. Guillen emphasized that the fund is different from the Special Education Fund (SEF). The SEF comes from an additional one percent tax on real property that LGUs are mandated to impose and collect by virtue of Republic Act 7160, the Local Government Code of 1991.

“The LGU Piddig is in full support of the DepEd’s vision on sustainable development in education on the road to excellence,” said Mrs. Guillen.

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